Drawing on Erwin Schrödingers concept of a-periodic crystals, the chapter considers crystals and crystallization as the ontological basis of Guattari’s schizoecology. After delineating Guattari’s ecologization of Saussurian semiotics, it traces Guattari and Deleuze’s discussion of Lucretius’ clinamen in A Thousand Plateaus. Drawing on Serres’ reading of the clinamen as the moment of the birth of the world, and on his reading of the clinamen in terms of semiotics, it shows how, by way of the joy of multiplicity and of an immanent physics, Lucretius’ muse Venus Anadyome becomes the conceptual figure of Guattari’s schizoecology. Drawing on the definition of consistency as an invariance within a process, the chapter then reads Thomas Nail notion of Lucretius’ fluid ontology in the light of Guattari’s differentiation between flow and aerosol; a differentiation that allows to conceptualize the birth of schizoecology in analogy to the birth of Venus from the spray of the ocean.
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